American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Similarity; resemblance. See Synonyms at likeness.
- n. One closely resembling another; a counterpart.
- n. A perceptible likeness.
- n. Archaic A simile, allegory, or parable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Likeness in constitution, qualities, or appearance; similarity; resemblance.
- n. A comparison; a simile; a parable or allegory.
- n. That which bears likeness or resemblance; an image; a counterpart or facsimile.
- n. In geometry, the relation of similar figures to one another.
- n. uncountable Similarity or resemblance to something else.
- n. countable A way in which two people or things share similitude.
- n. countable Someone or something that closely resembles another; a duplicate or twin.
- n. A parable or allegory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity.
- n. The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.
- n. That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.
- n. similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
- n. a duplicate copy
- From Old French similitude. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin similitūdō, from similis, like; see similar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Honestly, a lot of my more outrageous language is in similitude of much of the liberal posts made here.”
“With both her hands on his arm, she shored it back and tried to draw it forward sharply in similitude of a punch.”
“The explanation of the similitude is very dreadful, ver.”
“The similitude is very elegant (ver. 1-5), but, II.”
“Or it may be taken figuratively, for his laying the country waste, and this very similitude is used in the history of it.”
“The similitude is taken from some common custom among the Jewish children at their play, who, as is usual with children, imitated the fashions of grown people at their marriages and funerals, rejoicing and lamenting; but being all a jest, it made no impression; no more did the ministry either of John the Baptist or of Christ upon that generation.”
“This branch of the similitude is only mentioned, and not prosecuted here.”
“The similitude is explained in the following words, It is a people of no understanding, brutish and sottish, and destitute of the knowledge of God, and that have no relish or savour of divine things, like a withered branch that has no sap in it; and this is at the bottom of all those sins for which God left them desolate, their idolatry first and afterwards their infidelity.”
“a blasphemous meaning, yet they sheltered themselves under the similitude from the imputation of downright blasphemy.”
“This doom reached beyond the law of similitude, which is a not-too-important law of physics.”
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